About this Research Topic
Material surfaces and interfaces have become a subject of intensive interdisciplinary research because of their numerous potential applications in various advanced technologies. Highly sophisticated techniques for surface processes have emerged, and have found encouraging applications in materials science and engineering. The development of techniques, as well as the accumulated knowledge of the fundamental physical, chemical, and materials-related processes of synthesis and surface modifications, are crucial for the successful growth of this interdisciplinary field and the implementation of new materials and processes into the next generation of advanced materials.
This Research Topic seeks to showcase publications dealing with the development and applications of techniques for the characterization and understanding of surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures. We welcome original research articles as well as review articles with new findings related to the structures, properties, and technological applications of material surfaces and interfaces. We also welcome papers investigating theoretical aspects of these techniques and their applications to industrial problems.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Surface functionalization and engineering
• Inorganic/organic nanostructures of hybrids and nanocomposites
• Surface science in catalysis, energy, and the environment
• Biosurfaces and biointerfaces
• Surface techniques and computational methods
• Machine learning approaches for the design, analysis, and optimization of material structures and properties
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